Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Friday, March 03, 2017
Why I'm Hindu?
A lengthy msg.... Read at your leisure...
A Hindu was flying from JFK New York Airport to SFO San Francisco Airport CA to attend a meeting at Monterey, CA.
An American girl was sitting on the right side, near window seat. It indeed was a long journey - it would take nearly seven hours.
He was surprised to see the young girl reading a Bible unusual of young Americans. After some time she smiled and we had few acquaintances talk.He told her that I am from India
Then suddenly the girl asked: 'What's your faith?' 'What?' He didn't understand the question.
'I mean, what's your religion? Are you a Christian? Or a Muslim?'
'No!' He replied, 'He am neither Christian nor Muslim'.
Apparently she appeared shocked to listen to that. 'Then who are you?' “I am a Hindu”, He said.
She looked at him as if she was seeing a caged animal. She could not understand what He was talking about.
A common man in Europe or US knows about Christianity and Islam, as they are the leading religions of the world today.
But a Hindu, what?
He explained to her - I am born to a Hindu father and Hindu mother. Therefore, I am a Hindu by birth.
'Who is your prophet?' she asked.
'We don't have a prophet,' He replied.
'What's your Holy Book?'
'We don't have a single Holy Book, but we have hundreds and thousands of philosophical and sacred scriptures,'
'Oh, come on at least tell me who is your God?'
'What do you mean by that?'
'Like we have Jesus and Muslims have Allah - don't you have a God?'
He thought for a moment. Muslims and Christians believe one God (Male God) who created the world and takes an interest in the humans who inhabit it. Her mind is conditioned with that kind of belief.
According to her (or anybody who doesn't know about Hinduism), a religion needs to have one Prophet, one Holy book and one God. The mind is so conditioned and rigidly narrowed down to such a notion that anything else is not acceptable. He understood her perception and concept about faith. You can't compare Hinduism with any of the present leading religions where you have to believe in one concept of God.
He tried to explain to her: 'You can believe in one God and he can be a Hindu. You may believe in multiple deities and still you can be a Hindu. What's more - you may not believe in God at all, still you can be a Hindu. An Atheist can also be a Hindu.'
This sounded very crazy to her. She couldn't imagine a religion so unorganized, still surviving for thousands of years, even after onslaught from foreign forces.
'I don't understand but it seems very interesting. Are you religious?'
What can He tell to this American girl?
He said: 'I do not go to Temple regularly. I do not make any regular rituals. I have learned some of the rituals in my younger days. I still enjoy doing it sometimes'.
'Enjoy? Are you not afraid of God?'
'God is a friend. No- I am not afraid of God. Nobody has made any compulsions on me to perform these rituals regularly.'
She thought for a while and then asked: 'Have you ever thought of converting to any other religion?'
'Why should I? Even if I challenge some of the rituals and faith in Hinduism, nobody can convert me from Hinduism. Because, being a Hindu allows me to think independently and objectively, without conditioning. I remain as a Hindu never by force, but choice.' He told her that Hinduism is not a religion, but a set of beliefs and practices. It is not a religion like Christianity or Islam because it is not founded by any one person or does not have an organized controlling body like the Church or the Order, I added. There is no institution or authority..
'So, you don't believe in God?' she wanted everything in black and white.
'I didn't say that. I do not discard the divine reality. Our scripture, or Sruthis or Smrithis - Vedas and Upanishads or the Gita - say God might be there or he might not be there. But we pray to that supreme abstract authority (Para Brahma) that is the creator of this universe.'
'Why can't you believe in one personal God?'
'We have a concept - abstract - not a personal god. The concept or notion of a personal God, hiding behind the clouds of secrecy, telling us irrational stories through few men whom he sends as messengers, demanding us to worship him or punish us, does not make sense. I don't think that God is as silly as an autocratic emperor who wants others to respect him or fear him.' He told her that such notions are just fancies of less educated human imagination and fallacies, adding that generally ethnic religious practitioners in Hinduism believe in personal Gods. The entry level Hinduism has over-whelming superstitions too. The philosophical side of Hinduism negates all superstitions.
'Good that you agree God might exist. You told that you pray. What is your prayer then?'
'Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,'
लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तु !!! ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः !!!
'Funny,' she laughed, 'What does it mean?'
'May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. Let there be Peace, Peace,and Peace every where.'
'Hmm ..very interesting. I want to learn more about this religion. It is so democratic, broad-minded and free' she exclaimed.
'The fact is Hinduism is a religion of the individual, for the individual and by the individual with its roots in the Vedas and the Bhagavad-Gita. It is all about an individual approaching a personal God in an individual way according to his temperament and inner evolution - it is as simple as that.'
'How does anybody convert to Hinduism?'
'Nobody can convert you to Hinduism, because it is not a religion, but it is a Culture, a way of living life, a set of beliefs and practices. Everything is acceptable in Hinduism because there is no single Authority or Organization either to accept you or to reject you or to oppose you on behalf of Hinduism.'
He told her - if you look for meaning in life, don't look for it in religions; don't go from one cult to another or from one Guru to the next.
For a real seeker, He told her, the Bible itself gives guidelines when it says ' Kingdom of God is within you.' I reminded her of Christ's teaching about the love that we have for each other. That is where you can find the meaning of life.
Loving each and every creation of the God is absolute and real. 'Isavasyam idam sarvam' Isam (the God) is present (inhabits) here everywhere - nothing exists separate from the God, because God is present everywhere. Respect every living being and non-living things as God. That's what Hinduism teaches you.
Hinduism is referred to as Sanathana Dharma, the eternal faith. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. The most important aspect of Hinduism is being truthful to oneself. Hinduism has no monopoly on ideas. It is open to all. Hindus believe in one God (not a personal one) expressed in different forms. For them, God is timeless and formless entity.
Ancestors of today's Hindus believe in eternal truths and cosmic laws and these truths are opened to anyone who seeks them. But there is a section of Hindus who are either superstitious or turned fanatic to make this an organized religion like others. The British coin the word 'Hindu' and considered it as a religion.
He said: 'Religions have become an MLM (multi-level- marketing) industry that has been trying to expand the market share by conversion. The biggest business in today's world is Spirituality. Hinduism is no exception'
He said "I am a Hindu primarily because it professes Non-violence - 'Ahimsa Paramo Dharma' means - Non violence is the highest duty. I am a Hindu because it doesn't condition my mind with any faith system.
A man/woman who changes his/her birth religion to another religion is a fake and does not value his/her morals, culture and values in life.
In Hinduism we don't have any managers of god.
Some say "Be Muslim".Some say "Be Christian". Vedas say "Be Human".
Some say "Follow Prophet".Some say "Follow Jesus". Vedas say "Follow Conscience".
Some say "God is over 7th Sky". Some say "God is over 4th Sky". Vedas say "God is with me, within me".
Some say "God tests". Some say "God punishes". Some say "God forgives". Vedas say "God supports".
Hinduism is the original rather a natural yet a logical and satisfying spiritual, personal and a scientific way of living a life.
Hinduism is not a religion, its a culture, a way of life.
Reference : Facebook Posting.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
தமிழில் இருந்து உருவான மொழிதான் ஆங்கிலம்!
தமிழ் உலக மொழிக் எல்லாம் தாய் மொழி ,
உலக கலாச்சாரங்களின் தொட்டில் ,
உலக நாகரீகங்களின் ஊற்று ,
உலகத்தில் உள்ள மதங்களின் தொடக்கம் தமிழ் !
The mother of all languages is the TAMIL language ; the cradle of all cultures ; all relegions and all civilizations !
தமிழ் மொழியில் இருந்து வந்த ஒரு மொழியே ஆங்கிலம் .
S + பேசு = speach
S + பஞ்சு = sponge
S + மெது = smooth
S + பரவி = spray
S + உடன் = sudden
S + நாகம் = snake
S + சேர்த்தால் (ஸ் சத்தம் ) 600 க்கு மேட்பட்ட தமிழ் சொற்களுக்கு ஒரே அர்த்தம் உள்ள ஆங்கில சொற்கள் வரும் ..
உருளை = roll
(கல் கவியல் ஆக கணக்கு பார்க்கும் தமிழர் முறை )கற்குவியல் = Calculation ; calculatrice .
கொல் = kill ( தமிழில் "கொ " வரும் இடத்தில் " K " ஆங்கிலத்தில் போட்டால் 100 english word வரும் )
" பொத்தல் " ல இருந்து பொத்தான் = Button
உலகில் உள்ள , இருந்த அனைத்து மொழிகளிலும் தமிழ் மொழி இருக்கின்றது .
ஆங்கிலத்தில் 20 % தமிழ் மொழி உள்ளது .
ஆங்கிலத்தின் தாய் மொழியான :
லத்தீன் , கிரேக்கம் = 50 % தமிழ் மொழி உள்ளது .
லத்தீன் , கிரேக்கத்தின் தாய் மொழியான சமஸ்கிரதம் ஓரு தமிழர் எழுதிய எழுத்து மொழி .
2015 ஆய்வுகளின் படி :
( Germany ல் உள்ள மொழி ஆய்வு பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் படிப்பிக்கின்றார்கள் germain மொழியின் தாய் மொழி சமஸ்கிரதம் என்றும் ( europe ய மொழிகளின் தாய் மொழி சமஸ்கிரதம் என்றும் )
- சமஸ்கிரம் என்றால் அர்த்தம் செய்யப்பட்ட மொழி .
- இயற்கிரதம் ( தமிழ் ) என்றால் அர்த்தம் இயற்கையான மொழி . )
சமஸ் + கிரதம் என்றால்: செய்யப்பட்ட மொழி
சம = சமைத்தல் = செய்
கிரதம் = பாஷை = மொழி .
இயற் + கிரதம் என்றால் தமிழ் மொழி ( இறை மொழி , இயற்கையான மொழி )
இயற் = இயற்கை
கிரதம் = பாஷை = மொழி
மண்டரீன் சீனா ; கீபுரு யூதர்களின் ; அரபி = 65 % தமிழ் மொழி உள்ளது .
கீபுருவின் தாய் மொழி அரமைட் ,
அரபு மொழியின் தாய் மொழி zero-அரமைட் .
அரமைட் , zero-அரமைட் = 80 % தமிழ் மொழி உள்ளது .
தமிழ் மொழி பிறந்த இடத்தில் இருந்து : 1000 வருடங்களுக்கு ஒரு முறை மொழி சிதையும் .
1000 Km க்கு தூரத்திற்கு ஒரு முறை மொழி உடையும் !
" ழ " உச்சரிப்பு தமிழ் , மலையாளம் , மண்டரீன் சீனா ஆகிய மூன்று மொழிகளில் மட்டுமே உள்ளது .
700 வருடங்களுக்கு முதல் மலையாளம் என்ற ஒரு மொழி இல்லை !
தாய் தமிழகத்தின் ஒரு தமிழ் பகுதியே இன்றைய மலையாளம் .
அம்மா , அப்பா என்ற தமிழ் சொல் இன்று உலகில் உள்ள 200 மொழிகளில் உள்ளது .
தமிழ் மொழியில் உள்ள தொன்மையான நூல்கள் போல வேறு எந்த மொழியிலும் இல்லை .
இன்று யூத இனத்தில் உள்ள தொன்மையான நூல் ( ஒன்று மட்டுமே உள்ளது ) கி. முன் 2000 .
தமிழ் இனத்தில் உள்ள தொன்மையான பல நூல்கள் : கி. முன் 3000 ; கி.முன் 5000 ;
கி. முன் 7000 நூலான தொல்காப்பியமும் உள்ளது .
தமிழில் மட்டும் தான் சொற்களுக்கு பொருள் வரும் :
கட்டுமரம் என்ற தமிழ் சொல் உலகில் உள்ள அனைத்து ( 7102 ) மொழிகளிலும் கட்டுமரம் தான் .
மரத்தை கட்டுவதால் கட்டு மரம்
இன்று உலகில் உள்ள அனைத்து மொழிகளிலும் " கட்டு மரம் " தான் .
W.W skeat என்பவர், The Etymological dictionary of the English language இல் உள்ள 14,286 சொற்களில் 12,960 வார்த்தைகள் தமிழிலிருந்து வந்தவை (அதாவது 90% வார்த்தைகள் தமிழிலிருந்து வந்தவை) என்கிறார் ஆய்வின்படி.
Cry - "கரை" என்ற தூயத் தமிழிலிருந்து வந்தது.
கரைதல் என்றால் கத்துதல். காக்கைக் கரையும் என்பர்.
Clay - களி (களிமண்) என்ற தமிழ்ச்சொல்லிலிருந்து வந்தது.
Blare - "பிளிறு" என்ற தமிழ்ச்சொல்லிலிருந்துவந்தது.
Culture - கலைச்சாரம் என்பதிலிருந்து வந்தது
இதுமட்டுமல்ல இலத்தின், கிரேக்கம், செர்மன் மொழிகள் போன்ற பலவும் தமிழ் மூலத்திலிருந்து வந்தவை பின் ஒன்றோடொன்று கலந்து பலச் சொற்களை உருவாக்கிக் கொண்டன என்று சொல் ஆய்வாளர்கள் உறுதிசெய்கின்றனர்.
ஆதாரம் : "உலகமொழிகளில் தமிழ்ச்சொற்கள்" - ப.சண்முகசுந்தரம். உலகத்தமிழ் ஆராய்ச்சி நிறுவன வெளியீடு
Ref : Facebook post.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The following list contains 101 ways for to say I Love You, letting you to verbally express your love in new, unique way today.
I adore you.
I am infatuated with you.
I appreciate you.
I can't live without you.
I can't stop thinking about you when we're apart.
I cherish you.
I dream of you.
I live for our love.
I love being around you.
I need you by my side.
I need you.
I respect you.
I value you.
I want a lifetime with you.
I want you.
I worship you.
I yearn for you.
I'm a better person because of you.
I'm blessed to have you in my life.
I'm devoted to you.
I'm fond of you.
I'm lost without you.
I'm nothing without you.
I'm passionate about you.
I'm thankful for you.
Me and you. Always.
My love is unconditional.
Our love is invaluable.
Take me, I'm yours.
The thought of you brings a smile to my face.
Ti tengu cara (to female) or Ti tengu caru (to male).
We were meant to be together.
You are a blessing in disguise.
You are an angel from God.
You are like a candle burning bright.
You are my crush.
You are my dear.
You are my everything.
You are my heart's desire.
You are my life.
You are my one and only.
You are my one true love.
You are my reason for living.
You are my strength.
You are my sunshine.
You are my treasure.
You are my world.
You are precious.
You are the light of my life.
You are the reason I'm alive.
You bring happiness to rainy days.
You bring joy to my life.
You cast a spell on me that can't be broken.
You complete me.
You drive me wild.
You fill me with desire.
You fill my heart.
You give me wings to fly.
You had me from hello.
You hold the key to my heart.
You inspire me.
You intoxicate me.
You lift me up to touch the sky.
You light my flame.
You light up my life.
You make me hot.
You make my heart skip a beat.
You make my world a better place.
You mean the world to me.
You motivate me.
You rock my world.
You seduce me.
You set my heart on fire.
You simply amaze me.
You stole my heart.
You sweeten my sour days.
You turn my world upside down.
You turn the darkness into light.
You're a dream come true.
You're a gem.
You're a twinkle in my eye.
You're absolutely wonderful.
You're all I want.
You're as beautiful as a sunset.
You're my angel.
You're my perfect match.
You're one in a million.
You're the apple of my eye.
You're the best thing that ever happened to me.
You're the best.
You're the diamond in the rough.
You're the one for me.
You're the one I've always wished for.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
A great post I got. Worthy of reading again & again. And saving it up for reading on a daily basis...
🌞50 most positive one liners...
1. Have a firm handshake.
2. Look people in the eye.
3. Sing in the shower.
4. Own a great stereo system.
5. If in a fight, hit first, and hit hard.
6. Keep secrets.
7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
9. Be brave. Even if you are not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
12. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
16. When playing games with children, let them win.
17. Give people a second chance, always.
18. Be romantic.
19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
21. Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for our convenience, not the caller's.
22. Be a good loser for your
23. Be a good winner of
24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
27. Keep it simple.
28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
29. Don't burn bridges. You will be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read: "No Regrets!".
31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you will regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
34. Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.
35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
36. Begin each day with some of your favourite music.
37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
38. Forgive quickly. Life is short.
39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 AM.
41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
43. Make someone's day by encouraging them.
44. Become someone's hero.
45. Marry only for love.
46. Count your blessings.
47. Compliment the meal when you are a guest in someone's home.
48. Wave at the children on a school bus.
49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
50. Don't expect life to be fair...
Season's greetings -
Wish you all a wonderful 2017 well ahead of time!